The Kiva borrower is a 34-year old single man from Lebanon. He has twelve years of experience working as a farmer. He has owned his own farm since 2003. He works independently on his farm and he lives on his own. He is specialized in cultivating lemons and potatoes on his land. And he cooperates with some markets to deliver his products. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a new farming tool to cultivate his land. He estimates that the loan will help him increase his profits by 15%.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.